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Vladi Guerrero, son of HOF slugger and half-brother of Blue Jays star, strikes deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Another member of the Guerrero family is headed to pro ball.

Vladi Miguel Guerrero, an outfielder/infielder who is a son of Hall of Fame slugger Vladimir Guerrero and a half-brother of Toronto star Vladimir Guerrero Jr., agreed with the New York Mets on a minor league contract Monday.

A left-handed hitter from the Dominican Republic, the 17-year-old Guerrero was among the players the Mets reached deals with as the 2024 international signing period opened.

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The club also agreed with the No. 6 overall prospect, catcher Yovanny Rodriguez ($2.85 million); No. 31, shortstop Yensi Rivas ($500,000); and No. 41, outfielder Edward Lantigua ($950,000).

Players born from Sept. 1, 2006, through Aug. 31, 2007, are eligible to sign during this year’s period, which ends Dec. 15. Teams have signing bonus pools ranging from about $4.65 million to approximately $7.1 million; signing bonuses of $10,000 and under don’t count against a team’s cap.

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This photo provided by the New York Mets shows, from left; Tommy Tanous, Vice President of Amateur and International Scouting; Vladimir Guerrero, Vladi Miguel Guerrero, Heidy Ogando and Mosies de la Mota poses at the Mets Dominican Academy in Boca Chica, Domincan Republic, Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Another member of the Guerrero family is headed to pro ball. (Anthiony Sambois/New York Mets via AP)

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